Whales Challenge

Last Saturday saw the 3rd and final Whales Challenge swum for the season. The White “Emery” team took a 2 – 0 lead over the Maroon “Turner” team going into the final event.

The point score changed hands a few times, but it was the White team who prevailed in the end with 1,050 points to Maroons 1,001 points. This gave the White team a 3-0 clean sweep this season. Congratulations to everyone who swam for the White team this season.

Swimming NSW State Open Championships

Last weekend Vanessa Ozols represented the club swimming at the SNSW State Open Championships. Vanessa swam in the 50m Freestyle (with a season best time) & 100m Breaststroke (new PB & 8th placing) events. Congratulations on your swims Vanessa.

Perpetual Trophy Return

As the season draws to a conclusion we ask that you return any perpetual trophy’s you have to the club room prior to the end of March so the trophy’s can be prepared for the upcoming Annual Presentation.

Club Uniforms

As colder weather returns you may be seeking a parka to help stay warm during training. We do not take or place orders for these and suggest you contact AquaShop directly at ( or visit their shop at 15 St John’s Avenue, Gordon.

Club AGM & Annual Presentation

We have confirmed dates for the club’s AGM and Annual Presentation this year.


The AGM will be held on Monday 16th May, 2022 in the club room. The meeting will commence at 7.30pm and we encourage all members to attend the meeting.

As you know the Committee has not changed much over many years now and we really encourage members to consider taking on a Committee role, as the future of the club is directed by the Committee. All positions are open for nomination. To nominate for a Committee position you simply need to complete a nomination form by Saturday 16th April 2022.

Annual Presentation

The Annual Presentation will be held on Saturday 21st May, 2022 at Club Merrylands (in the first floor function room). The room will be open from 6.00pm, with presentation commencing at 6.30pm.

Club Merrylands kindly provide our club with use of the function room for our presentation and we encourage you to support the club by enjoying the meal options at the club either before or following the presentation.

Club Merrylands have Covid conditions of entry and these require all people entering the club premises to show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or a valid medical contraindication certificate.

1500m Open Championships – 26th March

The last morning of club races on Saturday 26th March culminates with the 1500m Open Championships.

A reminder that these races commence at 6.30am (not 7.00am) so we really need everyone at the pool earlier on the morning to assist with set up, timekeeping etc, even if your family members are not swimming the 1500m event.

We will also be holding a breakfast at the conclusion of races to wrap up the end of the season.

Social Event – Surf & Open Water visit – April 2022

As we reported in February, Denise Assi (Social Secretary) has been communicating with Narrabeen Surf Club to arrange an educational and fun day out at a surf beach at the end of this season.

We do not have a confirmed date yet but we hope you will be able join us on the day. Put a reminder in your calendar for April and keep an eye out for more information and we will provide more details as soon as we have them available.

It is a great opportunity for everyone to get together following the end of the season and enjoy a relaxing day at the beach.

Upcoming Championship & Meet Calendar




MASC 800m (Open) Freestyle Championship

Saturday 12th March


Speedo Sprint Series - Finals

Saturday 12th March

Qualify via Heats

NSW Senior Metropolitan Championships

Saturday 19th March

Sunday 20th March


MASC 1500m (Open) Freestyle Championship

Saturday 26th March

Thursday 24th March

NSW Junior State Age Championships

Saturday 26th March

Sunday 27th March

Tuesday 15th March

MSW 5 – 8 Meet

Saturday 2nd April

Wednesday 23rd March

Australian Masters Championships

Wednesday 20th April

Saturday 23rd April

Friday 8th April

Australian Masters Open Water Championships

Sunday 24th April

Friday 8th April

Merrylands ASC AGM

Monday 16th May


Merrylands ASC Annual Presentation

Saturday 21st May


MSW Area SC Championships

Saturday 28th May

Sunday 29th May



We receive great support from our club sponsors and we thank them for this support.

If anyone has contacts who would like to assist in sponsorship of the club please let Graham know.